Posted: 17/10/2014 at 15:42
Sorry for disappearing below the radar again, I've been too busy eating! Not sure what sort of weight gain I've managed this week. Going to leave it until Sunday to find out but I think it will probably be classed as a fair effort and won’t be surprised to see an increase of c8lbs.
Padams, sub 2:20 is the obvious next target I suppose but I'm not going to kid myself that it'll be easy to get there. The campaign and the race really couldn’t have gone any better. Only thing that might have been better had I not had a really sore foot for the last few miles. It was a build-up of dead skin under my right foot. I doubt if it made much more than 15-20secs difference, if at all though.
Relieved to hear SL's heart is in good order. And good to see you getting back into it.
Dan hope the ankle is better.
CW - you will be below 75 again before too long. Keep at it!
Lev NYC sounds like it'll be a great experience and as I've said elsewhere you look to be in top shape. But remember always to race the course and conditions. If 2:30 doesn’t come this time it probably will next!
Selbs - looking in good nick, hope the knee settles and remember the Imodium. We want no repeats of Abo 2010.
TJB - good luck for Sunday, Dan, AlP, DrD, TickTock, Ryan likewise.
Wardi - nice one on entering Barca. One to think about for the future. I will be watching the highlights on Sunday. Would be nice to get on the tellybox.
Re carb deplete and load, I've done it twice and I defo felt better on the start line and in the early stages because of it. TBF I ran those races better than previous ones so it could be in my imagination that it works. While the theory I suppose is slightly flawed and what KD says makes complete sense, if you think it works for you it probably does. Re the weight gain side of things, I actually managed to lose 1lb in the last week. My weight went form 140lbs before carb deplete, down to 135 after deplete and then back up to 139 on race day morning. I guess I was running at a reasonable calorie deficit through the three days of deplete and then topping up with extra calories for load phase still didn’t maintain weight. I was proper reet skinny I tell thee.
Not run a step yet, but getting an itch to get back at it. Really would like to use this as a platform to push on